Celiac Disease

The approach to celiac disease in the RTM approach is quite different from the modern and other medical ecoles. In the RTM approach, the goal is not only to suppress the symptoms that occur directly due to the gluten use and to apply a lifelong gluten diet but also to reveal the reasons that cause the disease and to determine the source of the disease. In the treatment, the target is to eliminate the source causing the disease and to restore the digestive system function to normal.

Let’s glanceshortly at the approach of today’s medicine to Celiac Disease…

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is caused by the body’s immune system’s abnormal response to a substance called gluten. The reason why gluten, which is naturally found in grains such as barley, wheat and rye, is used as an additive in various processed foods is that it both supports the food to retain sufficient moisture and improves the texture. The first symptoms of celiac disease usually appear from the age of 1 when gluten-containing foods begin to be consumed.

Types of Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a disease that can reveal itself with different symptoms and the symptoms are mild in some cases and more prominent in some cases, and for this reason, it is evaluated in different clinical pictures.

The typical celiac disease

It mostly occurs in infants and young children aged 6-24 months, when gluten-containing foods begin to be taken. Digestive and absorption disorders are in the foreground. Symptoms may include abdominal distension, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weakness, muscle weakness, bone development disorder and growth retardation. Folic acid, iron and vitamin D deficiency and bleeding tendency due to coagulation disorders are also common symptoms.

The atypical celiac disease

It is a type of the disease that is mostly seen in adults over 5-6 years old. Symptoms outside of the digestive system are predominant and are generally quite mild. Some patients may have only one symptom.

Since it has atypical symptoms, it can be difficult to make a definitive diagnosis of this type of the disease. Symptoms include recurrent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, elevated liver enzymes, short stature, delayed puberty, iron deficiency, and atypical symptoms such as tooth enamel problems.

The silent celiac disease

It is the case of coincidental diagnosis of celiac disease in the examinations performed for any other reason or because it is seen in the family, although there are currently no symptoms or complaints indicating celiac disease.

The potential celiac disease

In cases with positive results in celiac disease tests, but normal or minimal changes in small intestine biopsies, regular follow-up is required because gluten sensitivity may occur in the future.

Non-celiac Gluten Intolerance

It is a condition that can be seen in approximately one fifth of the population. These are the cases seen in people who do not have damage to the small intestine tissue or do not have antibodies specific to celiac disease in their blood, but still cannot tolerate gluten.

Symptoms similar to celiac disease but mild are seen. In some cases, non-digestive symptoms such as concentration impairment, headache and joint pain, numbness in the arms and legs, and fingers may be experienced. Sometimes the symptoms can occur hours or days after gluten consumption.

Since there is no specific test that can diagnose non-celiac Gluten Intolerance, it can only be diagnosed after distinguishing it from celiac and other diseases. Just as celiac disease, patients need a completely gluten-free diet.

What Causes Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is caused by an abnormal response of a person’s immune system to gluten. Although the exact cause is not known, it is thought to be influenced by genetic and environmental factors.

What Are the Symptoms of Celiac Disease?

• Abdominal swelling, vomiting

• Weight loss

• Weakness in the muscles

• Anemia

• Increased need to defecate or diarrhea

•Weakness

Who Gets Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease may occur in any period of life, although it is mostly seen in babies in the first 8-12 months and between the ages of 30-40.

How Is Celiac Disease Diagnosed?

Correct diagnosis of celiac disease is significant as it causes many changes that seriously affect health. For the preliminary diagnosis, blood tests and serological special tests are performed. Small bowel biopsy is required for definite diagnosis.

How to Treat Celiac Disease in RTM approach?

The Cause of Celiac Disease in the Rtm approach

Our body is in a constant balance against internal and external factors. With this balance, life continues by developing. The RTM approach includes unique diagnosis and treatment protocols. Diseases in the RTM approach, are seen as a new balance or new adjustment points created in the body in order to continue life against internal and external negative conditions.

There is a source pattern called the Triad of Disease that causes new settings to come into play in the body. This triple structure, which includes contamination in the body, system disorders and code changes in DNA (epigenetics), works as follows in celiac disease;

CONTAMINATION: We call the accumulation of toxins in the body pollution. These toxins can be in the form of sometimes we are exposed to, sometimes free radicals that are constantly produced in the mitochondria, and sometimes general wastes that arise as a result of the body’s metabolic activities.

Sometimes the inadequacy of the detox, that is, the cleansing systems, and sometimes the defects in familial gene transmission can be effective in the pollution processes of the body.

Liver, Skin, Kidney and Lung have been assigned to organize our body’s detox activities. Thanks to the detox organs, the accumulated wastes are removed from our body. Defects or insufficiency in the detox organs for various reasons (insufficiency due to excessive toxin exposure) will cause toxin accumulation in the tissues backwards. Toxins will begin to accumulate first in the blood and then in the related tissue.

The body is informed by the disruption in detox processes. As a result of this information, the relevant structures are activated. At first, the defense system temporarily takes over the detox process and reflexively increases the defense cells. If the toxic process continues, then the body switches to permanent information changes in the DNA and the defense cells are permanently increased.

In other words, we now have defense and defense cells that act according to the toxic level. At first this seems fine because the troublesome situation caused by the toxicity has been resolved, albeit temporarily. However, in order to ensure this situation, more defense cells are active than necessary, and accordingly, there is a constant state of alarm.

This process, which can be tolerated at first, opens the door to new patterns later on. Cells, which are quite large in number, do not stay idle over time and constantly determine new business processes for themselves. Over time, defense cells begin to shift the processes of reducing the toxic load in the blood to the tissues where toxic accumulations are present.

This action is the first signals of a new pattern process because the tissues with the accumulations begin to become the target of the defense cells over time. The defense response, which is general at first, becomes tissue-specific over time because the tissues related to new information were also perceived as harmful.

DETERIORATION IN SYSTEMS: Sometimes, our defense system may become irregular and inadequate due to recurrent infections or intensive use of antibiotics or familial infrastructures. In the face of this situation, the body reveals new settings for defense. Although inadequacy is perceived as scarcity, the body exhibits the opposite transition with new adjustments. With this transition, it protects itself against future actions.

Even if it is not necessary, it activates the backup defense cells as if it is needed and increases the defense level to one when it should be. When attacked, these cells take action and coordinate the defense. But even if the danger situation is over, these cells always remain in the attack state. However, it has no specific task and no cell to attack. That is, these cells are both active and non-functional and empty.

So, what do these functionless circulating defenseless cells do?

Disruptions in other systems appear as a chronic disease if the defense system is intact. However, if there are disorders in the other system in addition to the deterioration in the defense system, the defense cells can take on the task of correcting these disorders and try to correct them.

In the face of a wrong functioning in the intestinal system in celiac disease, this wrong functioning will be tried to be corrected by the defense cells circulating in the circulation, and it will appear as an autoimmune disease.

Changes in the gene structure of foods can initiate foreign perception processes in the body because the gene structures of all existing foods are encoded in our bodies. With this coding, useful and harmful are detected. Every food whose gene structure is changed cannot be recognized by the body because it has different information and is considered foreign. These processes apply to all food structures. Especially as a result of the consumption of genetically modified foods and the products of animals fed with these foods, this food and the intestines where this food is accumulated, or the regions that are genetically similar in the structure of this food can become targets for the defense system.

INFORMATION EXCHANGE IN DNA: Causes such as contamination in the body or deteriorations in the systems we have explained above make information changes in DNA and as a result of this information change, defense cells increase. These increased defense cells will sometimes fight against toxins or metabolic wastes accumulating in the tissues, sometimes with nutrients such as genetically modified gluten, and sometimes with food wastes that are not digested in the intestinal wall and become specific. It will appear as Celiac Disease.

Treatment of Celiac Disease in the Rtm Approach

In the RTM approach, the aim is not to directly eliminate the symptoms of celiac disease, but to eliminate the Disease Triad that causes celiac disease, as we mentioned above. In the RTM approach, this is called the Treatment Triad.

Treatment Triad includes the processes of initiating the detox process to return to the normal balance state in the body, eliminating the imbalance in the failing systems and reversing the epigenetic changes in DNA, and this process is planned completely for the individual.

The main part of the treatment triad is RTM Phytotherapy. The phytotherapy protocol is determined by evaluating the detailed anamnesis, laboratory and imaging findings of the individual, and measurements specific to RTM clinics.

With the RTM Phytotherapy protocol, the disease triad, which forms the source part, is drawn away and treatment is applied. By informing the body with plants, it is aimed to normalize the epigenetic changes in DNA that determine the new tuning constants. In order for the body to adapt to the normalization process of this information, the treatment triad is activated by using RTM phytotherapeutics, accelerating the detox activities in the body and regulating the systems. When you withdraw the disease triad, the body will automatically return to the norm form.

In order to both support the body and accelerate the treatment process, in addition to RTM phytotherapeutics, nearly 25 traditional medicine methods such as Ozone, Hijama, Acupuncture, Magnetic field therapy are planned according to the needs of the patient.

In the RTM approach, the patients included in the treatment protocol are followed up with very close follow-up processes.

Follow-up periods are weekly, 2 weeks, monthly, 40 days and 4 months (3×40 days). The frequency of calls for treatment is determined by considering criteria such as the severity of the person’s current illness, the level of toxicity, unstable blood pressure and blood sugar values, the presence of acute infection, and the needs of the patient. At the end of the 4-month (3×40-day) treatment, the general condition of the patient is evaluated, the construction of the disease background is mostly completed, and it becomes possible to predict how long the treatment will continue.

As a result of treatment in celiac disease, it is aimed for patients to return to a normal diet.

Celiac Disease Diet

The keystone of treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet. In this process, it is necessary to completely avoid cereals and cereal products containing gluten. Gluten can be found in almost all of the additives, processed and prepared foods. Foods such as fruits and vegetables, which are healthy nutritional elements, legumes and nuts in their unprocessed natural state, eggs, unprocessed meat types, fish, white meat and milk can be consumed. Some gluten-free and natural grain products, starch and flour types can also be consumed. It is important that they do not come into contact with other gluten-containing products during production.

Frequently Asked Questions

How common is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease, which is called Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy in the world, is a very common disease whose incidence is increasing day by day. Celiac disease, which is related to the body’s immune system, can be found at a rate of 70-200 in the population of a certain country.

How long does it take for celiac to heal?

When switching to a completely gluten-free diet, the patient may start to feel better within a few days. Inflammation in the small intestine usually begins to subside within a few weeks. It may take several months to several years for the bowel to return to normal to fully recover. Small intestine healing in children is faster than in adults.

What happens if celiac disease is not treated?

If celiac disease is not treated, there is a possibility of developing additional diseases such as growth retardation, anemia, calcium and vitamin K deficiency, osteoporosis, infertility, miscarriage, depression, bleeding, cirrhosis, and bowel cancer.

Celiac disease is caused by a deficiency of which vitamin?

Folic acid, iron and vitamin B12 deficiencies that cannot be explained by any other reason and decrease in serum albumin levels may suggest celiac disease.

What is a celiac blood test?

Two different blood tests are performed to diagnose the disease:

Serology test:

Antibodies in the blood are examined. Elevations in some antibody proteins indicate an immune reaction to gluten.

HLA genetic testing:

HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 genes are searched in the blood. Without these genes, the probability of developing Celiac disease is very low.

Does celiac disease make you gain weight?

In celiac disease, which is a lifelong food allergy, intestinal structure deteriorates and the small intestine loses its normal ability, and complaints such as loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain may be experienced.

At which age does celiac disease appear?

Although it is a disease that can be seen at any age, it is more common in children aged 8-12 months and between the ages of 30-40.

How long does it take to remove gluten from the body?

It can take up to three months for gluten, a sticky substance, to be made away with the body.

Is celiac disease dangerous?

Celiac disease can have very dangerous consequences if it is not diagnosed in time and treated appropriately.

Is there a cure for celiac disease?

Celiac disease cannot be treated with medication. The only solution is to follow a completely gluten-free diet.

Does celiac show up on endoscopy?

For the diagnosis, blood tests are applied first and a small intestinal biopsy is taken with endoscopy to confirm the diagnosis.

What happens if celiac patients do not diet?

If celiac patients do not diet, they may experience serious problems such as heart failure, liver disease, calcification in the brain, cancers of the esophagus, stomach and intestines, chronic wounds on the skin, osteoporosis, joint problems and infertility in men.

Does celiac disease itch?

Itchy and red skin rashes, especially on the elbows and buttocks, are among the symptoms of the disease.

Does natural wheat contain gluten?

Gluten is a type of protein and is naturally found in grains such as barley, wheat and rye.

Does celiac disease cause gas?

Gas is a common digestive problem that can occur for many other reasons, as well as in untreated celiac disease.

Is gluten allergy genetic?

If a family member has it, the risk of contracting celiac disease, a genetic disease, is 10%. This rate can go up to 30% for fraternal twins and up to 70% for identical twins.

What does gluten do in the body?

Gluten, a water-insoluble protein group, is difficult to digest because of the gliadin it contains. Although healthy people may need a certain amount of gluten, the immune system of celiac patients reacts abnormally to this substance.

Does celiac cause shortness of breath?

Due to the malabsorption in celiac disease, the amount of iron absorbed from food decreases. Iron deficiency can cause symptoms such as low blood volume, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness and pain.

How can a baby be diagnosed with a gluten allergy?

Gluten allergy can be suspected if symptoms such as abdominal distension, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness and growth retardation develop in the baby when starting to consume foods containing gluten.

Does celiac disease turn into cancer?

There are the studies showing an increased risk of bowel cancer in people with celiac disease or a severe gluten intolerance.

Does celiac disease kill people?

Celiac disease is not life-threatening if it is diagnosed on time, treated appropriately, and a completely gluten-free diet is followed.

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